Vacation Time: Pat Sloan's 2015 Mystery BOM

 

 Click here for the supply list for Pat's Mystery BOM!
This year, Pat's designs are featuring two colorways using her
"One for You, One for Me" collection from Moda, an aqua version and a blue version.
Aqua Colorway

Blue Colorway

Monthly Blocks
January: Down by the Boardwalk
Our first block of Vacation Time is 'Down by the Boardwalk'. You will soon realize, that vacations mean ocean, sand and water to me. I drew up a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. All summer long we walked to the beach and that has stuck with me. When I want to relax and unwind, I want to do it with the sound of the ocean and some sand nearby.
February: Toes in the Sand
As a little girl we could walk to the beach from our apartment. My beach was the Atlantic ocean. I can remember climbing up the stairs to the top of the berm and seeing the glorious beach spread out in both directions for as far as the eye could see. From there we'd run down the stairs and across the pretty beach kicking off our sandals so we could run easily in the sand. Toes in the Sand is such a fun way to start our Feb. 
March: Surf's Up!
The third block is Surf's Up! So kick off your shoes and head out to the beach... we invite you to join us on a stroll through this post and take a look at the great block design, Pat's inspiration for it, and her video description for this month.  This month's design is the same for both colorways.
April: The Penny Arcade
While we recover from Winter and gear up for Spring, Pat takes us back to fond memories of arcade games, winning Kewpie dolls and the bright lights and ringing bells of a hopping game room! This month's block features a pinwheel design and looks like loads of fun!
May: The Beach Bag
Summer is almost here!  Load up YOUR favorite beach bag and head on down to the sand and the surf with Pat for some fun in the sun! We love this month's block, and you will too! And of course, Pat does her usual wonderful job with her video and the pattern, so jump on in and take a look!
June: Summer Nights
Summer is finally here, and Pat's June block for her Vacation Time Mystery BOM is gorgeous!  So strap on your sandals and take a moonlit stroll by the crashing surf, or just sip something icy after the hot day while the stars wink at you, and get inspired to make your own block for this month!
July: The Hot Dog Stand
Summer and freshly grilled hot dogs go together so well, and Pat's new block for her Vacation Time Mystery BOM captures this feeling beautifully!  So stroll with us down the boardwalk to the hot dog stand, heap on your favorite toppings, and take a big bite!
August: Salt Water Taffy
No Summer vacation would be complete if you didn't stroll by the candy store, watch the taffy pulling machines and smell the delicious aromas of warm candy as your mouth begins to water.  Hungry yet?  Step up and take a gander at the delicious flavor of block Pat Sloan has cooked up for us this month!
September: The Ferris Wheel
Our Vacation Time Mystery has a few more blocks and it's complete for the year. Pat Sloan is giving us a guided tour of blocks inspired by our fun theme of vacations! Block nine is called 'The Ferris Wheel'. Join us as we take a look at the great block design, Pat's inspiration for it, and her video description for this month.
October: Final Settings - Bathing Beauties & Seashells
Our Vacation Time Mystery pattern is complete! Pat Sloan has taken us on a 10 month vacation to make a fun and exciting quilt! Join us as we see the final setting blocks and put our whole quilt together. In Nov Pat will have a recap to see her quilt top AND yours! Plus.. she'll be back in 2016 for a new mystery Block of the Month!
 
Pat's Finished Tops
We hope you've enjoyed our Vacation Time Mystery BOM from Pat Sloan! We've had a ton of shared photos at the Flickr group page, and it has been a blast for us all year. Be sure to check out both of Pat's finished tops for each of her colorways, below, and if you have done one yourself, be sure to follow the link to her page so you can submit your top for her free contest! Pat is accepting submissions through Sunday, November 22nd, 6pm Eastern and will be giving away a fat quarter bundle and a spool of Aurifil thread to sew it up with!

Here are Pat's finished tops, aren't they gorgeous? To see more photos of finished quilts, click here!